Government Procurement Card

Transport written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) how many procurement card holders in her Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a non-permanent employee in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12;

(2) on which dates her Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The PAN Government Policy for GPC permits only permanent and fixed term members of staff to be issued with cards, and the Department fully complies with this policy. Consequently, neither paid off-payroll nor non-permanent employees are able to be GPC cardholders.

The details of GPC cardholders who are employed on a part-time basis are not available as these details are not captured.

The Department publishes Government Procurement Card spend over £500 at

http://data.gov.uk/dataset/dft-gpc-spend in accordance with Cabinet Office (CO) guidelines.

Data is currently available from April 2011, and is updated monthly.

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